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Susan B Bressler, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

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Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

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Titles

  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes

  • Wilmer Eye Institute

Expertise

Arterial Occlusive Disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, Macular Disorders, Ophthalmology, Venous Occlusive Disease

Research Interests

Venous Occlusive Disease; Diabetic Retinopathy; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Clinical trials; Ocular Imaging

Biography

Dr. Susan Bressler is the Julia G. Levy Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has subspecialty training in vitreoretinal diseases and retinal surgery. Her main research interest has been collaborative efforts in clinical trials - serving as principal investigator of an image reading center that has served as a central unit for many clinical trials and epidemiologic investigations, as Vice Chair of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network and as principal investigator of a participating clinical center in several major clinical trials. Most studies have specific emphasis on the treatment of both non-neovascular and neovascular age-related macular degeneration and all aspects of diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Bressler has a large national and international referral practice. In addition, she has published 195 peer reviewed articles and 54 book chapters. Editorial Board positions have included American Journal of Ophthalmology, Survey of Ophthalmology, Retina, EyeNet Magazine, Health After 50: The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter and the Wilmer Retina Update.

Languages

  • English

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1982)

    Residencies

    • Harvard Medical School/Ophthalmology ( Boston MA ) (1986)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD) (1987)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1987)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Scott IU, Bressler NM, Bressler SB, Browning DJ, Chan CK et al and the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Study Group. Agreement Between Clinician and Reading Center Gradings of Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Level at Baseline in a Phase 2 Study of Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema. Retina 2008;28(1):36-404

    159. Klein ML, Ferris FL, Armstrong J, Hwang T, Chew E, Bressler SB, Chandra SR and the AREDS Research Group: Retinal precursors and the development of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology 2008;115(6):1026-1031.

    160. Ip MS, Bressler SB, Antoszyk AN, Flaxel CJ.Kim JE, Friedman SM, Qin H and the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network: A Randomized Trial Comparing Intravitreal Triamcinolone and Focal/Grid Photocoagulation for Diabetic Macular Edema: Baseline Features. Retina 2008:28(7):919-930.

    161. Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Randomized Trial Comparing Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide and Focal/Grid Photocoagulation for Diabetic Macular Edema. (Dr. S Bressler is a co-investigator in the DRCR.net) Ophthalmology 2008 Sep;115(9):1447-1459.e10

    162. AREDS Report No. 23: The Relationship of Dietary w-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Intake with Incident Age-Related Macular Degeneration. (Dr. Susan Bressler is a member of the AREDS research group). Arch of Ophthal, 2008:126(9):1274-1279.

    163. Browning DJ, Altaweel MM, Bressler NM, Bressler SB, Scott IU and the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network: Diabetic Macular Edema: What is focal and what is diffuse? Am J Ophthalmol 2008 Nov;146(5):649-55.

    164. Solomon SD and Bressler SB: Increased Caucasian Prevalence of Medium and Large Drusen, Focal Pigment Abnormalities, and Advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration Relative to other Ethnic Groups. US Ophthalmic Review, .2008:(3)57-61.

    165. Chew EY, Sperduto RD, Milton RC, Clemmons TE, Gensler GR, Bressler SB et al : Risk of Advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration Following Cataract Surgery in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study. AREDS Report 25. Ophthalmololgy 2009:116(2)297-303.

    166. Glassman AR, Beck RW, Browning DJ, Danis RP, Kollman C, for theDiabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network Study Group: Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography Retinal Thickness Measurements in Diabetic Macular Edema with and without Reading Center Manual Grading from a Clinical Trials Perspective. (Dr. Susan Bressler is a member of the DRCR.net) IOVS, 2009:20(2)560-566.

    167. Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network: Three-year Followup of a Randomized Trial Comparing Focal/Grid Photocoagulation and Intravitreal Triamcinolone for Diabetic Macular Edema (Dr. Susan Bressler is a member of the DRCR.net). Arch Ophthalmol, 2009: 127(3)245-251.
    168. Sun JK, Aiello LP, Stockman M, et al. For the Diabetic RetinopathyClinical Research Network: Effects of Dilation on Electronic-ETDRS Visual Acuity (EVA) in Diabetic Patients (Dr. S Bressler is a member of The Network). Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009: 50(4)1580-4.

    169. Browning DJ, Apte RS, Bressler SB, et al and the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Association of the Extent of Diabetic Macular Edema as Assessed by Optical Coherence Tomography with Visual Acuity and Retinal Outcome Variables. Retina. 2009;29(3):300-5.

    170. Chang MA, Bressler SB: Photodynamic Therapy for Chronic Pigment Epithelial Detachment in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 2009;44(2)221-222

    171. Scott IU, Danis RP, Bressler SB Bressler NM, Browning DJ, et al for the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network: Effect of Focal/Grid Photocoagulation on Visual Acuity and Retinal Thickening in Eyes with Non-Center Involved Clinically Significant Diabetic Macular Edema. Retina 2009;29(5)613-617.
  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Honors

    2002: The Paul Sternberg, Jr. Lectureship, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    2002: Rosenthal Award (Macula Society)
    2003: The Krill Lecture, Chicago Ophthalmological Society, Chicago, Illinois
    2003: First Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology Memorial Lectureship, Louisville, Kentucky
    2004: The Helen Keller Lecture, 2004, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    2004: Honor Award, The American Society of Retina Specialists
    2004: The American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Achievement Award
    2004: Inaugural Recipient: The Julia G. Levy, PhD. Professor of Ophthalmology,
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    2005: Dr. G.V. Simpson Lectureship in Ophthalmology, Annual Clinical Day in Ophthalmology, London, Ontario, Canada
    2007: Twelfth Irving H. Leopold Lecture, Sinai Hospital, New York
    2008: Gertrude D. Pyron Award for Lifetime Achievement of Outstanding Research, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
    2008: Goodwin M. Breinin, MD Visiting Professorship, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY
    2008: Senior Honor Award, The American Society of Retina Specialists

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  • Contact & Locations +

    Locations

    Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-3648
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-3518
    Fax: 410-614-3011
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    Department/Division

    • Ophthalmology - Retina

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